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|Jun 29th, 2019 3:45 pm|
Originally Posted by redpato View Post
|Jun 28th, 2019 7:33 pm|
|Rex Coil 7||
Originally Posted by RockAZ View Post
|Jun 28th, 2019 5:39 pm|
|RockAZ||Love this stuff!|
|Jun 28th, 2019 5:36 pm|
|Peevedkitten||We took the triples off our bike Tuesday. Only issue we had was bracing them since the forks had been removed. I dropped a hammer from the top tree through the bottom tree and then just busted it loose with the breaker bar, no fuss no muss. I've never tried doing it with weight on the triple. I suspect it would be much more difficult that way.|
|Jun 27th, 2019 3:07 pm|
|Rex Coil 7||
Originally Posted by psyopper View Post
|Jun 26th, 2019 9:05 pm|
|belter||i use a stand that goes into the frame tubes where the engine mount bolts are. bloke who made them isn't doing it anymore, but great stand to have. it's nominally the swingarm pivot stand, with two pieces of rod instead of a long pin. Swingarm Pivot Stands & Tee Stands|
|Jun 26th, 2019 4:35 pm|
|redpato||@psyopper has a great solution. Two different methods I used, first was with open rafters in my garage, I used ratchet straps through the frame and around the rafters to get the front end off the ground. I could do any front end work needed. Second time in a finished garage, I built a wide sawhorse that would straddle the bike over the tank and, again, using ratchet straps lifted the front end off the ground. Both times I used a rear stand to keep the bike stable. As stated earlier, loosen the lower tree pinch bolts, too. If the fork tubes are a bit off alignment it may prevent you from removing the top tree.|
|Jun 26th, 2019 3:52 pm|
Ok I don't like spiders so I went with the Viper instead of the Black widow. Both appear to be the same 5 pin black metal style. 70$ on Amazon!
Thanks for the help everyone.
I dont have the space to leave.ladders or bars on things downstairs so the lift will let me do it and then go in closet
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|Jun 26th, 2019 3:50 pm|
|rennsportmotorrad||Thats a great idea mate --I know that to service the steering head bearings you could not use a stand that goes under the forks or in the bottom triple clamp hole --but that is the perfect solution. Thank you for sharing|
|Jun 26th, 2019 3:35 pm|
Originally Posted by rennsportmotorrad View Post
But a head lift stand doesn't let you service the steering head bearings. When I did mine I supported the bike by the front head with a steel bar - lift the front with your current fork lift stand, then run a steel bar under the front head and hold it up with a couple of jack stands, then set the bike down on it as you remove the fork lift. Of course - you must use a sturdy rear stand while doing this, I used a Pitbull. If you're wondering, the steel bar was a piece of 3/4 inch square stock I picked up a Home Depot.
Have a spotter handy the first time you do it until you get the feel of how everything settles together.
Removal is reverse of assembly - lift the fork with your fork lift stand, pull the bar, put the wheel back down. Super stable. I did a complete front end rebuild including pounding out/in steering head races with this setup and didn't have any issues. It has got to be infinitely better than hanging your bike with a noose under a rickety-ass ladder.
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